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used in The Sound and the Fury

11 uses
  • It crossed the hill, then descended winding, carrying the eye, the mind on aheadbeneath a still green tunnel, and the square cupola above the trees and the round eye of the clock but far enough.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (45% in)
  • As I descended the light dwindled slowly, yet at the same time without altering its quality, asif I and not light were changing, decreasing, though even when the road ran into treesyou could have read anewspaper.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (88% in)
  • In the other hand she held a red rubber hot water bottle and she stood at the head of the back stairway, calling "Dilsey"at steady and inflectionless intervals into the quiet stairwell that descended into complete darkness, then opened again where a gray window fell across it.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (4% in)
  • As she got into bed again she could hear Dilsey yet descending the stairs witha sort of painfuland terrific slowness that would have become maddening had itnot presently ceased beyond the flapping diminishment of the pantry door.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (6% in)
  • She turnedslowly and descended, lowering her body from step to step, as asmall child does, her hand against the wall.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (13% in)
  • She descended the steps, gingerly, as if for silence, and wentaround the corner of the kitchen.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (14% in)
  • She opened the oven and looked at the pan ofbread, then stooping she paused whilesomeone descended the stairs.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (17% in)
  • Presently she rang a small clear bell, then in the kitchen Luster heard Mrs Compson and Jason descending, and Jason's voice, and he rolled his eyes whitely with listening.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (21% in)
  • A street turned off at right angles, descending, and became a dirt road.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (46% in)
  • At the door he restrained himself and descended more slowly and stood there again.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (81% in)
  • Directlybefore him Luster's bullet head turned backward continuallyuntil the house passed from view, then he pulled to the side of the street and whileBen watched him he descended and broke a switch from ahedge.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (97% in)

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